Demonstrate what listening to people looks like, by listening to them.
Children are not slaves --and they're not paid well enough to take orders. They are human, so they naturally resist being controlled by others, especially when it feels arbitrary.
Oh, and the advice from a very, very successful business man: never ask anyone to do anything you feel is beneath you, because it's your opinion it's beneath them, too --and they probably agree with you.
at 9:15 PM on Mar. 31, 2011